Trail News / Ribbon Cutting for New Lakes Basin Trails + Thank you!

Ribbon Cutting for New Lakes Basin Trails + Thank you!

Dear MLTS Friends – It’s been an inspiring summer of stewardship on the Mammoth Lakes Trail System. The positive feedback we’ve received from you about trail conditions and cleanliness has been extremely rewarding. We’ve been working to create a layered stewardship system and it is paying off. The variety of programs implemented by the MLTS and others – Trail Crew, Trail Hosts, Water Hosts, Trail Days Volunteers, Lakes Basin Cleanup, Poo Fairy Stations, Tangle Free Waters, Easter Sierra Adopt-A-Trail - all add up to a new level of care and respect for the lands we all love. We are so grateful to everyone who gave their time and helped out throughout the season!

But equally exciting, as this summer of trail work winds to a close we’re happy to announce the official opening of several new trails in the Lakes Basin. The Mammoth Lakes community provided recommendations for these trail developments in the Mammoth Lakes Basin as part of the “Lakes Basin Special Study” and we’ll be celebrating their completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 5 at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5 at 3 p.m.
Meet at the intersection of Around Lake Mary Road
and Lake George Road, where the bike rack is located. (See Map Below)

Mamie Woods provides connectivity between the Lakes Basin Path and Lake George Path along the western shore of Lake Mamie. This new trail includes segments of reconstructed user-created trails and newly constructed rolling contour trail. The views along the shore of Lake Mamie provide a serene experience for all trail users. The wooded environment and rocky shoreline provide a natural playground for families.

The newly constructed portion of Horseshoe Woods offers the best trail experience among the latest phase of Lakes Basin trail projects, providing connectivity between Horseshoe Lake and Lake Mamie. The western segment of Horseshoe Woods follows an old road bed on what was a portion of the Horseshoe Lake Loop, (the Loop trail has been rerouted to more closely follow the shoreline). It then continues as a newly constructed rolling contour trail over a nicely wooded ridge, through a predominately lodgepole pine forest to Lake Mamie, connecting with Mamie Woods which leads to the Lake George Path. Horseshoe Woods’ western terminus drops you off on the Lakes Basin Path.

Dog Boulder Trail is a reconstructed user-created trail that has been improved for a non-motorized multi-use experience. The trail leads to Dog Boulder, a beautiful granite specimen that is popular for climbing and can be found at the western terminus of the trail, where it also intersects with the newly rerouted Horseshoe Lake Loop. 

If you’re able to join us for the grand opening on October 5 we’d love to see you there, or explore these new trail experiences in your own time before the snow flies!

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Joel Rathje
Trails Manager